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WRL-S15 Reduces Lubricant Consumption by 50% at UK Port

Overview

Kalmar crane operators at a port in the UK approached a Molyslip distributor looking for a more cost-effective and easy application solution to lubricate crane wire. 

The current lubricant used in the operation was difficult to apply and resulted in long maintenance intervals and downtime. In addition, the lubricant was hand-applied to the rope, which led to inconsistencies and a lack of penetration. 

Objectives: 

  • Reduce maintenance time
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve performance
  • Easy application

Outcome

The client saw an overall 50% decrease in lubricant consumption after switching to WRL-S15.  In addition, as a spray-able wire rope lubricant, WRL-S15 was easy to use and decreased the maintenance time and downtime by 50%. Where previously the client saw a lack of penetration on crane wire, WRL-S15 delivered consistent coverage and deeper wire rope penetration. 

About WRL-S15

WRL-S15 is a sprayable wire rope lubricant designed to overcome the challenge of effectively lubricating and protecting steel wire ropes in difficult applications. Formulated from high-quality base oils and incorporating a pseudoplastic thickener system Molyslip® WRL-S15 solves the problem of balancing penetrating properties and wash-off resistance without the unnecessary compromises of conventional greases.

The majority of wear and corrosion of a wire rope occurs in the core. This is hidden away from view and difficult to reach through the outer strands. Therefore an effective rope lubricant must have excellent penetration properties to deliver protection in this vital area. This is best achieved by low viscosity materials that have little resistance to flow. However, low viscosity products have poor resistance to wash-off caused by rain or water immersion, for this, a tenacious high viscosity material is required. These competing and opposite demands often result in a compromise product.

WRL-S15 does not compromise. 


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